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      03.05.2012 14:02
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      The healthier version of Dr. Pepper

      I bought six 330ml cans of Dr. Pepper Zero from Tesco this week. Six cans cost me £2 which I thought was good value. You can also buy it in 500ml bottles and 2 litre bottles.

      The drink contains 1.5 calories per can compared to the original which is 100 plus calories per can. The drink has no added sugar but it doesn't taste that much different from the original. I would describe the taste of Dr. Pepper Zero as quite tangy and refreshing. It tastes better when it's been chilled so I usually chill it in the fridge for an hour or so before drinking. You can consume the drink at room temperature but it doesn't taste as refreshing then.

      The drink can be drunk with or without food. I drink it both ways. The drink doesn't leave me feeling bloated if I drink it WITH food and it actually helps to wash my food down. The drink is quite fizzy but it's not too gassy and it doesn't leave me with wind after drinking, which is a bonus! The drink can be drunk directly from it's can (or bottle) or you can pour it into a glass with some ice. It's lovely when drunk with ice as the ice gives the drink an extra bite. You can also add a slice of lemon too.

      The drink doesn't really give me any extra energy but it refreshes me and it cools me down after exercising. It's easy to drink and it leaves me with a pleasant aftertaste in my mouth after drinking.

      Would I recommend this drink? Yes, it's great! It's much better for the waistline too!

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      30.03.2012 23:24
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      Great taste

      **Introduction***

      I am a big fan of Dr Pepper, I usually drink Pepsi Max but Dr Pepper is a drink that I also like to have and after a walk down to the shop just know I decided to pick up a bottle of Dr Pepper Zero as I don't like to drink a lot of the normal variety as the calories can rack up and if I could get pretty much the same taste but with less calories then that would be ideal. So does it stack up on it's own as a tasty drink or are the changes just too much?. Well I think they have done a good job here. It's got a very similar taste which many won't realise it is actually different so that's always good when cutting down the calories you drink.

      **Dr Pepper Zero**

      So how does it differ from the Original and is it worth the change?. Well the taste is that distinctive fruity Dr Pepper flavour but the main difference is of course the calorie content, here you get just 1.5 calories for a 250ml serving compared to 105 for the standard Dr Pepper which adds up if you drink it regularly. Like the normal Dr Pepper, Zero is best served Chilled and I also look to drink it cold. The bottle I just bought from the shop was very nice and cold from the Fridge. I have now had this drink a few times and would recommend it to anyone who loves Dr Pepper but would like to cut down the calories they drink. This is an excellent drink and is a decent alternative to the normal Dr Pepper.

      **Overall**

      This is an excellent tasting drink which is refreshing when cold and that's when it should be drunk. I would recommend regular Dr Pepper drinkers to have a taste of this one and see if they might choose less calories but still have that distinctive Dr Pepper taste. The bottles aren't as widely available but you will now see the difference as the Zero is clearly marked and some have white wrappers. The bottles and cans are around the same price as the standard Dr Pepper. So I've done my part why not give it a go. I will certainly get more bottles in the near future.

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        28.11.2011 17:46
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        A drink i'm not a fan of

        When it comes to fizzy drinks such as Coke, Pepsi etc, I do always opt for the diet version as I am very weight concious. Not only do the diet drinks contain no sugar, they are also more teeth kind. I know that fizzy drinks will never be good for my teeth, but with the sugar free versions I atleast know that there's not a ton of sugar in there that will rot my teeth or make me fat.

        I used to love Dr Pepper but have been avoiding it for years because of the amount of sugar that it contains and because it's not really a drink that I am particullary fond of - it does have quite a strange flavour and I much prefer diet Pepsi. I was at my friend Sean's last weekend and he had a massive bottle of Dr Pepper, and I gave into temptation (I was really craving something sugarry!) and had a glass. I was moaning about the calories and so he went into his kitchen and got a few cans of the zero version out of his cupboard, and so I decided to try the zero version as i've never tried it before - infact I was pretty oblivious to the fact that there is a diet version so I was really keen to have a taste - how sad does that sound!?

        Dr Pepper Zero comes in big 2 litre bottles, 500ml bottles and 330ml cans, all of which have the red and black colour scheme with white writing saying Dr Pepper. Underneath this it says "Zero" in big white font on a black background. The packaging is simple, unisex and easily recognisable. As I said before, I drank this out of the can. It was easy to open and wasn't too fizzy, meaning it didn't go everywhere which is always a plus side to a can of pop! The smell hit me straight away, it is a very weird smell which is overlly sweet with a weird kind of marzipan smelling undertone, in my opinion anyway.

        The taste of this is nice but not quite like what the original Dr Pepper tastes like, and it has a kind of harsh feel to it if that makes sense (the full fat version doesn't, it has a much smoother feel to it), and as a result my mouth felt quite dried out and it didn't really quench my thirst. The taste has less sweetness and more weirdness, it's kind of like marzipan mixed with fruit (not sure what type of fruit though). I drank half of the can and that was enough - I wasn't keen at all as it just didn't taste 'right' - it just tasted extremely fake with a weird undertone. Atleast with the normal Dr Pepper it is very flavoursome and sweet, but this stuff just tasted overlly fake and the sweetners that it contained didn't really do it any favours as it made it have that horrible aspartame aftertaste.

        The fizz wasn't too long lasting either and it was pretty flat after around 10 minutes, with a bit of fizz left but not enough for it to actually taste like pop (more like juice) so this is another disadvantage.

        The only advanage is that it gives you the taste of Dr Pepper for much less calories - 1.5 calories per 250ml serving, to be exact. Price wise, a multipack of six 330ml cans is £3.06 and a 2 litre bottle is £1.78, so as you can see it isn't excactly cheap but to be fair, supermarkets so often have offers on such as buy one get one free or 2 lots of multipacks for a fiver. Overall this is an okay drink but I won't bother with it again - it just doesn't taste right.

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        31.08.2011 18:37
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        A fantastic drink for an occasional "less guilt inducing" treat!

        When summer is here (which apparently it is, regardless of what the weather is doing!), I always seem to find myself drawn to fizzy drinks. In general I am not really much of a "pop" drinker, preferring fruit juice or a hot drink, but for some reason during the summer months my body just seems to crave a bit of fizz!

        Having said that, I am, like most people, very well aware that many such drinks do contain gobsmackingly large amounts of sugar, with a calorie count to match. On the other hand, I have often found that "sugar free" or "zero" varieties of drinks are somewhat of a disappointment when compared to their full sugar siblings, so it was after some considerable umming and ahhing in the supermarket, plus noting that these particular drinks were on offer in my local Tescos (2 packs of selected 300ml 6 can packs of pop for a fiver), that I decided to take the plunge and give these a try.

        This drink comes packaged in a few different formats, from "single-serve" bottles, to multipacks of cans or even larger bottles. I have only so far tried the 330ml can version, so it is this size and packaging my review is based on.

        One of my pet hates is warm fizzy drinks, so I made sure my cans were thoroughly chilled before trying this, and even popped a few ice cubes into the glass for good measure! When I first opened the can, I was pleasantly surprised to notice that unlike some sugar free drinks, this variety of Dr Pepper did not smell very different to its full-sugar counterpart. Some "diet" soft drinks have an almost chemical smell to me, which can be a little bit off-putting, but I honestly don't think I would've realised this was a diet version of a drink if someone had served it to me in a glass and not mentioned it. The colour of the drink (more or less the same as a cola, a kind of caramel brown), also looked the same to me as a regular Dr Pepper.

        This theme of "I can't believe its not sugared"(!) continued when I tasted the drink. For those that haven't tried Dr Pepper before, it is quite a tricky flavour to describe; a pleasant mix of fruit and something almost like caramel. My dad says that it tastes like "sasparilla from the soda fountain used to", but having never tried sasparilla I am not entirely sure how right he is about this! I was almost astounded to find that to me at least, there was very little difference in taste between this drink and a "normal" Dr Pepper; perhaps this tasted a little bit "lighter" as if I had let an ice cube or two melt in my glass of regular drink before drinking it, but it was not in any way watery or disappointing.

        I found there was just the right amount of "fizz" for me, enough to make your tongue tingle but not so many bubbles that they irritate the back of your throat and induce a coughing fit! Being canned, I didn't really have to worry about the drink going flat during storage. This was the main reason I chose to purchase the can format rather than a large bottle; as I only drink fizzy drinks occasionally, I tend to find a big bottle will go flat before I finish it and I end up wasting it, so whilst it is a cheaper option it is a bit of a false economy for me personally as I end up throwing the flat half of a big bottle away! The cans have a shelf life of approximately 7 months, so even an occasional pop drinker such as myself should be able to polish off 6 cans in that time!

        As I mentioned, one of the main factors for me when purchasing this was its claim to be sugar free and hence low calorie. I can't say that I inspected the label in the shop other than to note the "zero" branding, but did have a gander whilst I was drinking my can (chilled from the fridge), and noted that one 330ml can contains 1.5Kcalories, alongside 0 sugar, fat and salt. Whilst I am not for a minute going to suggest that this means it is a healthy drink, it did make me feel a little better about choosing pop than I would've had I been drinking the "regular" version.

        Overall I was very pleasantly surprised by this product. It has none of the chemical taste or smell which I had previously come to associate with "light" or "diet" versions of soft drinks, totally delivered on flavour and fizz, and was a lovely small treat for myself. I would definitely recommend it to others as a choice of pop, and will almost definitely be purchasing this again. I will admit it is a bit on the pricey side compared to some shop brand fizzy drinks, but having said that I honestly think it is worth every penny as it delivers on everything I might want from a fizzy drink!

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        19.02.2011 08:41
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        Great drink for all the family!!

        I must say before I start this review that I have a sweet tooth, and also love fizzy drinks. This is not a great combination when you try and look after your oral hygiene. I therefore try and do all I can to keep the sugars from my teeth, and this often means opting for the zero sugar versions. Although this doesn't help the acid on your destroying the enamel on your teeth, it has helped keep the fillings away.

        It should therefore comes as no surprise to know that last night, whilst on our weekly shop, I bought a pack of 6 Dr Pepper Zero. These cost £1.99 for 6, so you are talking about 33p each. Obviously as these came part of a multipack, they are going to be cheaper than buying them separately. As they are bottled by Coca Cola the offers are often mixed.

        So what did I get for my money. Well a can that looked very simlar to the normal Dr. Pepper, except with one subtle difference. The difference being that it said ZERO after Dr Pepper and boasted Zero Sugar. It was in a cherry coloured can (forgive me but I'm colour blind if the colour is a bit different). The ring pull, is like any other can, in that it no longer comes back, and is of the pull tab variety.

        Upon opening the can you are immediately hit by the carbonated fizz. So much so, that mine did spurt over the top. The drink itself is of a caramel colour (E150d) and very sweet. This is just to my liking. But rather than the sugar,this was the sweeteners taking their toll on the flavour. It is hard to put a particular flavour on the drink, other than to say that it is a sweet flavour, and does leave a nice taste in your mouth.

        I found the drink extremely refreshing and in a can of 330ml found this ample. The fact it only had 1.5 calories and no sugar, fat, saturates or salt made it all the more satisfying.

        I would highly recommend this drink, to anybody who is trying to watch their wait, but also has a sweet tooth and likes fizzy drinks.

        Copyright stebiz 2011 - also on ciao.co.uk

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          15.02.2011 14:42
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          A low calorie 'fruit' flavoured cola

          A few days ago I wrote a review of Dr Pepper in which I mentioned that, although I knew that Dr Pepper Zero exists, it's really hard to find it in Glasgow, where I currently am. I don't know why this is, but it's probably just not popular enough here to be worth selling in newsagents or even supermarkets. Well, dear reader, I'm happy to say that with a bit of hunting around my local 24 hour shop I managed to find a 2 litre bottle of the stuff, and so am able to review it for you here today. Since I have very recently drank and reviewed a bottle of the original Dr Pepper I will be able to fairly compare it with this no sugar version that they call Dr Pepper Zero.

          I've never really known what Dr Pepper (or its Zero version) was meant to taste of, other than it reminding me heavily of coke with a cherry taste, yet not really tasting that similar to Cherry Coke. The fact that Dr Pepper Cherry is apparently available implies that the makers don't believe that the original is cherry flavoured, anyway, otherwise adding cherry flavouring would be somewhat redundant. My bottle of Dr Pepper Zero describes it as a 'sparkling low calorie fruit flavour soft drink with sweeteners', though fails to specify exactly which fruit it is meant to have the flavour of, so I suppose we'll never know. To my taste buds, anyway, Dr Pepper tastes like a cherry laced sugary cola drink, with this Zero version tasting very much the same except not quite as sweet. The removal of sugar and addition of sweeteners means that the taste is unsurprisingly not as strong and sugar filled as the original is, but the Dr Pepper taste is unmistakably present and I would say that it tastes great. I probably drink more soft drinks (mainly Diet Coke, Pepsi Max and Diet Irn Bru) than I do any other beverage (I know it's bad for me, I know, but I do drink a lot of water too, honestly) and so although Dr Pepper Zero is undeniably very similar to the diet cola varieties I often have, it does make a nice if subtle change from them.

          I would say that if I could find Dr Pepper Zero in cans or half litre bottles more often then I would probably buy them as often as I do Diet Coke if not more so, as its 'fruity' flavour adds another dimension to an otherwise simple cola drink. Although regular Dr Pepper is sweeter and admittedly a bit nicer than the zero sugar version, the original has 105 calories per 250ml (so a whopping 840 cal per 2 litre bottle) compared to only 1.5 cal per 250ml for Dr Pepper Zero (so 12 calories per 2 litres, which you'll probably burn just by lifting it up to drink it).

          In conclusion, I really enjoy Dr Pepper Zero and would definitely buy it again in preference of regular Dr Pepper or other (diet) cola drinks, although I again stress that I have found it hard to get a hold of in Spain, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle: the places where I spend basically all of my time. My friend who lives in Nottingham/Reading mentions that she drinks it a lot, however, so availability probably varies wildly around the country. I managed to get a 2 litre bottle in Glasgow's West End for £1.65 which I would say is a very reasonable price.

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            12.02.2011 19:22
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            Yummy! I give it 4 stars just because it is so unhealthy.

            One of my favourite drinks is coke, especially the cherry coke and Dr. Pepper. I am aware that it is one of the unhealthiest drinks available but very addictive too. I love it.

            Dr. Pepper is a fizzy drink manufactured by Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd. Regarding the drink itself looks like any other cola drink, dark brown, carbonated. The scent and taste of it is different though. It tastes like coke with almond and maybe a bit of cherry too. The taste of the drink is slightly different if you drink is ice cold or on normal temperature.

            Dr Pepper is available in normal and sugar free (aka zero) version. Regarding the taste of the drink the normal one is more delicious but usually I put up with the zero version in order not to consume so much sugar. The zero version tastes slightly different, not as much difference in taste as in calories though.

            Dr Pepper Zero is available in most of the supermarkets. It comes in transparent plastic bottle which is 100% recyclable. Occasionally it is on offer but not too often. I bought 2 bottles of 2 litres today in Tesco for 2 pounds. On full price I find it too expensive to drink it regularly plus I really try to avoid drinking coke often.

            The ingredients of Dr Pepper are very similar to Coca Cola and the list is not detailed as the recipe is top secret. Dr Pepper contains caffeine as flavouring only so this is a major difference to the other cola drinks. It contains though phosphoric acid which causes loads of harm to our teeth and as it is a strong acid it is corrosive. To try the corrosive characteristic of this drink just use it instead of your regular limescale remover for an overnight, it will do the job, you can be sure of.

            Why is this drink good for us then? Apart from being delicious it has some benefits. It helped me while I was pregnant to cope with the morning sickness. As it was originally invented as a medicine against vomiting it helps also for kids when they are poorly. Crisps provide sufficient salt for their body and normal (not sugar free) coke provides the sufficient calories to get over sickness. Even the unhealthiest foods and drinks have some benefits...

            I really like the taste of Dr Pepper. It is different from other cola drinks but it is hard to describe exactly the taste of it. I don't drink it too often but when I see it on offer and feel temptation for it I don't hesitate on taking or leaving it, I take it. I know how unhealthy it is but occasionally I can't resist to the temptation...

            Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Colour (Caramel E150d), Flavourings (including Caffeine), Phosphoric Acid, Sweeteners (Aspartame, Acesulfame K), Preservative (E211), Contains a source of Phenylalanine.
            Full price: 1.85 pounds / 2 l or 1.09 pounds / 0.5 l

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              08.12.2010 15:15
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              Tasty - there's nothing like it!

              Back from my holiday in Dorset, I am ready to review again!
              Today I will tell you about my beloved

              How come I write about it?
              I love Dr.Pepper, I really do. I'd go as far as to say it's my favourite drink in the world.
              It is hard to get in Germany, and the Zero-version is nonexistent over here, so I always buy loads of bottles when I am in the UK.
              I am very calorie-concious, so the Zero variety had me jubilating!


              What is it?
              Dr.Pepper is a fizzy drink ("sparkling fruit flavour soft drink") made by Coca Cola.
              I have to admit I never recognized any fruity flavours in it - actually it reminded me of coke with marzipan or somewhat almond-like taste.
              It comes as Dr.Pepper and Dr.Pepper Zero (used to be called "Diet Dr.Pepper").
              It looks like coke but doesn't contain caffeine - only caffeine flavouring.
              A pharmacist created it in 1885, so it is only one year younger than Coca Cola itself.
              The name Dr. Pepper doesn't have anything to do with the taste - the drink's creator named the drink after a man who gave him work.


              The bottle
              I have a 2 litre bottle sitting on my desk right now - this is the one I always buy since
              I never see Dr.Pepper zero in small bottles. At a newsagent in Brixton, London, I once stumbled across a few cans - but that was all!
              The bottle is made of clear plastic with a black cap saying "ZERO - open by hand".
              The label that is glued around the bottle is mainly red with splashes of liquid in a lighter shade of red and some violet. The Dr Pepper writing comes in white in it's typical font, with the small (R) behind it.
              Underneath, it says "zero" in the same style as it does on the Coca Cola bottles.
              Under the logos, you can read "the great Dr Pepper taste with zero sugar". You also get nutritional information on the left that go for a 250ml serving.
              The whole logo and writing stuff is printed on the label twice - and then we get to the interesting bit - the ingredients and details!


              Ingredients and nutritional information
              The label recommends to serve the drink ice cold.
              The drink itself is described as a "sparkling low calorie fruit flavour soft drink with sweeteners".

              Ingredients:
              Carbonated water, colour (caramel (E150d), flavourings (including caffeine), phosphoric acid, sweeteners (aspartame, acesulfame k), preservative (E211)
              Contains a source of phenyalanine)

              The full range of flavourings is, of course, not given - just like KFC, the flavour is the big secret.

              The typical nutritional values per 100ml are:
              Energy: 2.0kJ - 0.5kcal
              Protein: 0g
              Carbohydrate: 0g
              Of which sugars: 0g
              Fat: 0g
              Of which saturates: 0g
              Fibre: 0g
              Sodium: trace

              A 250ml serving* contains:
              Calories: 1.5kcal -> 0%
              Fat: 0.0g -> 0%
              Saturates: 0.0g -> 0%
              Salt: trace -> <1%
              % of an adult's guideline daily amount, based on a 2000kcal
              *This 2l bottle = 8x250ml servings

              The consumer is adviced to store the bottle in a dry and cool place.
              Bottled in GB under authority of DP beverages
              Limited by Coca-Cola Enterprises LTD,
              Uxbridge UB8 1EZ

              For more information on this products log on to
              www.coca-cola.co.uk/nutrition
              Consumer careline (freephone): 0800 227711
              (C)2004, all rights reserved
              The bottle can be recycled.

              In red, almost invisible writing, the bottle it says "What's the worst that could happen?".
              I have no idea what that saying has to do there, but it made me laugh because I found it out for the first time now.


              The taste
              The liquid is almost identical to coke and pepsi - but the small is sweeter. The tase and the smell both very much remind me of the confectionary 'marzipan', made of almonds and sugar.
              We will probably never get behind the secret mixture, as the company really does keep it very secret - but almond is what I can taste, and my grandma confirmed that.
              One of my friends claimed he really does taste pepper, but as a regular consumer I can not validate that.
              Maybe there's a hint of vanilla there, too?
              Let me know what you taste.
              Being a zero-drink, Dr Pepper zero tastes different from the regular Dr Pepper. I haven't had a regular one for ages, so when my boyfriend bought one with a meal deal. I took a sip. The regular Dr Pepper was less carbonated and the taste somehow seems more 'mended'. By that I mean that you can't really say it tastes like sugar, or it tastes really fizzy - the taste is more compact.
              The sweetener in Dr Pepper can clearly be identified as a sweetener by taste, but I really like it. I actually don't like the taste of sugar.
              I usually leave my Dr Pepper Zero sitting without the cap for 20 minutes so some of the fizziness goes away, because I really do find it a little too fizzy.


              Price
              I bought this two litre bottle at Morrisons for one pound, which is quite a bargain in my opinion. At Tesco, the same sized bottle was about 1,40 - but Tesco also had a wider choice of drinks, since we went to the big one in Dover.


              Pros&Cons

              Pros:
              -tasty
              -no caffeeine
              -refreshing
              -helps you to drink more liquid, as most of us drinkf ar too little and drinking is more fun if you have something that tastes nice

              Cons:
              -sweetener aspartame (said to be very, very unhealthy)
              -a bit too fizzy
              -expensive compared to supermarket's own brands


              Conclusion
              I love Dr Pepper and love to pay a higher price for much higher quality. The taste is unique and really refreshing. I will keep buying lots of Dr Pepper Zero whenever I can and enjoy it lots. I am satisfied with the quality and the packaging looks really nice too. The only minus that really matters to me is that the bottle is a bit big for
              taking it with you when you go to school or work, but as I drink a lot during the day I need a big portion.

              5 stars for my favourite drink!

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              19.09.2010 14:22
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              Dr Pepper Zero low calorie version of Dr Pepper

              I thought Dr Pepper Zero would be a good alternative to the original sugar version drink with no calories instead of the 200 high calorie drinks and I thought it would taste the same as the diet version of coca cola that I prefer.

              I tried it once and never again because it just doesn't taste the same as Dr Pepper original with sugar in it!
              It doesn't have the same kick to it as the original dose although the zero one doesn't leave an after taste it doesn't taste of anything at all it's like drinking fizzy water with a hint of cherry. I feel it needs the sugar to bring out the flavour if this drink didn't have the label in it I wouldn't even know it was Dr Pepper!

              The price of the bottle was 99p from where I bought it from but I do know it can range from about 89p-£1.30 I think depending on where you live and where you shop.

              I suppose this drink is good if you really don't want to drink empty calories but I recommend diet coke or Pepsi max as a low calorie alternative and now I just have Original Dr Pepper just as a treat.

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                One Of my Favorites !

                Dr pepper zero

                Dr Pepper Zero is a Version of the Original Dr Pepper but with only 0.5 calories per 150ml, And no this drink if you dont know what dr pepper is ,it doesn't taste of pepper, i've noticed some children think that because it says pepper on the bottle, this soda pop is very unique compared to your regular soda pop , as yes it is very aromatic as another reviewer had put it , it taste as if they put sweet spices in it with a slight caramel-y smooth syrup taste.

                this is the only ''diet'' drink that i CANT tell the difference from the original version, i dont know how they did it to be honest, all the great taste of the original dr. pepper but with out all the calories! what more could you want... well of course i wouldn't say this drink is healthy as it does contain aspartame which is apparently really bad for you...

                so far i've noticed that Dr.Pepper Zero comes in 3 sizes
                330ml can
                500ml bottle
                2L bottle

                about there Advertising: i don't really get it , i mean i wonder why there slogan is ''whats the worst that could happen''? it kind of doesn't make sense to some people..but i suppose i have no choice but to go along with it and just pretend that i get it... i understand that there saying whats the worst that could happen if you try there products and then i guess they add humour on the advertisement showing people getting into trouble after ... i dont really find it that humorous though..

                the Look: the drink is Dark brown colored with hints of red,the bottles and cans are pretty normal looking, except for how the 500ml bottle is constructed it has a kind of wedge at the top which i guess makes it a bit different from other bottles..but not much.

                Overall Taste: It really is unique and so far i havnt come across any other soda pops like it, which is a really big plus in my book,i've always liked the taste of dr.pepper since i was a kid, but i'm not sure how kids today react to the drink, but i denfinetly recommend you buying some if you havnt tried it , cause it really blows your taste buds away.

                if you live in Canada and America try your local 711
                if your living in the UK most suppermarkets carry it, although my co- op doesnt , but i know asda and tesco and sainsbury always have it in all 3 sizes in the drinks section.

                hope i was of some help :)

                ingredients:
                Carbonated water, colour (caramel E150d), flavourings (including caffeine), phosphoric acid, sweeteners (aspartame, acesulfame-K), preservative (E211). Contains a source of phenylalanine.

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                A fruity flavoured drink with no sugar but added sweetners

                I am an avid Dr Pepper fan and will usually have a can a day as a caffeine pick me up. I'm not a fan of tea or coffee really so prefer a nice cold drink with a fruity taste.
                This version has zero sugar so is much better if you are on a low calorie diet as only contains 1.5 calories per 330ml can.

                It is made by Coca-cola who have brought out a lot of zero versions of their drinks recently using different sweetners instead of sugar.
                It does contain caffeine, aspartame and acesulfame k (sweeteners) and phenylalanine, so watch out if you are pregnant or sensitive to these chemicals.
                It is a fizzy fruity drink that comes in 330ml cans and 500ml and 2 litre bottles. The label or can is decorated in a dark red colour with the logo and some black shading.

                I personally love the taste of the drink as it is refreshing and unlike the sugary version does not leave a furry feeling on your teeth. Though i have found with the zero brand of drinks that they make your teeth feel slightly squeaky (sorry the only way i can describe it) which is why i try to limit myself to 1 can a day.
                I can tell the difference between this and the original version as it is not so sweet. But personally i prefer that and apart from that i'd say that there is not much difference to the drink.
                I does not seem to go flat and seems to retains it's fizziness longer than the original aswell but i have not scientifically tested this.

                It says it contains fruit flavourings so no actual fruit juice claimed to be in the formula. With some guess work i'd say personally that there is some grape, raspberry and cherry flavourings added. The actual formula is kept secret by the company.
                For more nutritional information the website to visit is www.coca-cola.co.uk/nutrition

                I hope you give it a try and find a new refreshing drink.

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                16.04.2010 13:56
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                Highly recommended

                I've been a fan of Dr Pepper for years and when I recently discovered they now made a sugar free version I was thrilled, I much prefer diet drinks to sugary drinks so off I went to buy some. I purchased the 2 litre bottle and it cost me about £1.60 so not too bad.

                Dr Pepper is a sparkling fruit flavour drink but I honestly couldn't tell you which fruits are in it. I did search on google and found no answer except there are apparently 23 different fruit flavours in Dr Pepper, I'm not sure I can even think of 23 fruits so who knows?! Anyway it tastes fruity.

                Naturally as this is a diet drink it does contain artificial sweeteners (aspartame) which I know some people avoid but I'm sure those people avoid sugar free drinks because of this. I personally don't drink them very often so I don't worry about this aspect. The nutritional statistics are basically nothing except 1.5 calories per 250ml so if you are watching your weight this isn't going to break the calorie bank!

                So how does it taste? To me this tastes just fine, it has all the distinctive fruity flavour of the original version but not as sweet and I can't detect a bitter aftertaste. My partner however can always tell if a drink is a sugar free version and he declared he didn't like it when he tried mine because he could taste the artificial sweetener in it. I suspect if you're used to sugar free drinks as I am it won't be an issue but if you're not you will be able to tell. However they don't claim anywhere it tastes identical to the sugar filled version so it's something that should be expected.

                I find it tastes best when served from the fridge and ice makes it even more refreshing. I keep a bottle in the fridge and it stays fizzy for about a week before it starts to get flat so once open this will last about that long.

                Dr Pepper is made by Coca Cola and for more information you can go to www.coca-cola.co.uk or you can ring the free helpline.

                Overall I really like this drink, it tastes fruity like the original Dr Pepper but not as sweet which suits me better because I don't like much sugar. It doesn't have much in the way of calories in it and it lasts about a week while remaining fizzy. In my opinion it's a perfect option for me and anyone who prefers sugar free drinks will like it. A full 5 stars.

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                  08.03.2010 18:18
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                  I love it!

                  Dr Pepper Zero is a lovely drink - and definitely my favourite out of Coca Cola's Zero sugar range. I usually buy this as an alternative to the sugar-packed regular Dr Pepper.

                  ****************** Packaging and Availability ****************

                  Typical to the Zero range, Dr Pepper Zero has a very similar logo to regular Dr Pepper. The only difference is the world 'zero' which is written in white over a black background on the low sugar version.

                  This drink is quite widely available - you can pick it up in most supermarkets, cafes and some corner shops. However it isn't as widely available everywhere as other Coca Cola products.

                  Dr Pepper Zero is available in a 330ml aluminium can (which costs around 50p). You can also buy this product in a 500ml bottle (for between £1.00 and £1.20), or a two litre bottle (which is around £1.65).

                  ***************** Nutritional information **************

                  Each 250ml serving provides the following:

                  Calories: 1.5;
                  Sugars: 0.0g;
                  Fat: 0.0g; (saturated fat: 0.0g);
                  Salt: Trace.

                  Ingredients: carbonated water, colour (caramel (E150d), flavourings (including caffeine), phosphoric acid, sweeteners (aspartame, acesulfame K), preservative (E211). (Contains a source of Phenylalanine).

                  *********************** Taste test **********************

                  I know this drink is full of artificial chemicals but I enjoy it all the same. It has the Dr Pepper taste that I love, but it isn't too overpowering or sickly.

                  You can definitely tell this product belongs to the Dr Pepper range, however instead of being overpowering - the drink just has a hint of the taste that you get from the full sugar taste.

                  It is very refreshing and it isn't overly fizzy.

                  *********************** Overall ************************

                  I know people will argue that this product is jam-packed full of nastiness I think this drink is lovely. Even though it contains zero sugar I can still taste the usual Dr Pepper flavourings. I think this is a great low calorie drink - the best in the Coca Cola Zero range.

                  Five out of five stars.

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                    08.02.2010 21:44
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                    Wicked Zero Sugar Dr Pepper

                    I like the taste of Dr Pepper but am trying to cut down on my calories a bit this year, in Poundland the other day I saw they was selling 2 of these 500ml bottles of Dr Pepper Zero for £1.00. I didn't think they'd taste that good but brought some anyway to try it.

                    The mad thing is that there are hardly any calories in this pop but it doesn't taste that much different to the normal Dr Pepper. It's not as sweet but that's fine because it's still got the same Dr Pepper flavour and that's sweet anyway even without all the extra sugar.

                    I think this is a majorly refreshing drink especially cold straight out of the fridge. The flavour of Dr Pepper is hard to describe but it's sort of fruity and is deffo one of them drinks that is just a tasty mix of chemicals! lol This Zero version has got a wicked taste that is even better than the original I reckon just because it hasn't got the mad sweetness and you can actually taste the flavour instead of just a load of sugar.

                    If you have this pop over ice then it doesn't taste ANY different to the original full sugar one, it's a bit cold for ice in Birmingham at the minute though so I only tried it the once! lol

                    The usual price for this size bottle is about 95p and that's a bit of a rip off when you think a big 2 litre bottle of pop is only about £1.85. I haven't seen this Dr Pepper Zero in the big bottles though but I have never looked so it might be that you can get it in one of the supermarkets.

                    Recommended.... yummy ZERO sugar pop that tastes as good as the original!!

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                      Dr Pepper Zero....

                      I have always been a fan of drinking Dr Pepper but since trying to loose a lot of weight I decided his was excess calories I could do without. However since they have released the "zero" version of Dr Pepper on to the market this is now something I can drink again. The standard Dr Pepper is packed with sugar and thus the calorie content is ridiculously high and not really worth the taste.

                      The Dr Pepper Zero has only 0.5 kcal per can (330ml) which is perhaps a bit higher than a zero Coca Cola but by something like 0.2 kcal and not even worth mentioning (why did I!).

                      Dr Pepper for all those who do not know is a fizzy drink which is just like a coke but has a delicious cherry fruity type taste that goes along with it. It tends to taste a lot sweeter on the whole over a normal coke and this is perhaps why me and my sweet tooth like it!

                      I tend to buy Dr Pepper Zero when it is on offer in can form. At the moment in Tesco's it is buy 2 6 can packs for £4. Meaning I get a can for around 33 pence - which is not cheap but not overly expensive either. You can buy the Dr Pepper Zero in large 2 litre bottles but I find these often loose the fizz and tend not to get drunk when this happens.

                      I was worried that all of the flavour would be lost by them making the Dr Pepper into a low calorie drink but this is really not the case. Okay so I would say that the taste is most certainly different but not completely. To me it just tastes as you would expect in the fact that the heavy sugary taste is not there any more and it has been replaced with a lighter sweeter taste (I guess this would be the change from sugar to sweetener - but you can actually taste this difference!).

                      The fizz is still the same obviously and the same fruity cherry like taste is still very much evident and to me I have now got so used to the Zero version of the drink that I would think if I drank a normal one I would be climbing the walls! I have also tried the cherry coke from Coca Cola but this was just revolting and nothing at all like Dr Pepper.

                      It is true what the advert says - it is misunderstood and I personally can't see why it is a case of Marmiteitis in the fact that you either love it or you hate it! I am of course on the love side and even more so with this low calorie option!

                      A top fizzy drink (although in general bad for you) with low calorie but high taste. 5/5 star rating from me with a top recommendation. Give it a go you might actually like it!


                      I do hope this has been of some help/interest to you.

                      Many thanks for taking the time to read.

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                    • Product Details

                      Dr Pepper is a caramel-colored, carbonated soft drink marketed in North America by Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB), a unit of Cadbury Schweppes. The headquarters of CSAB are situated in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The ownership of the trademark varies in other countries, although most non-U.S. territories are controlled by The Coca-Cola Company. There is also a no-calorie version, Diet Dr Pepper, as well as many other flavors.